British singing sensation Amy Winehouse may be the best musical marketing story since Madonna. In case you weren’t paying attention to the music scene – or to the tabloids - over the last year or so, Amy Winehouse is the 25-year old singer, songwriter, (and the latest celebrity train wreck) who sings the hit “Rehab.”
If you’ve heard her sing, you’d know her distinctive style in an instant. And if you’ve ever seen the singer, I guarantee you’ll… Continue
Added by Lou Bortone on October 31, 2008 at 10:48pm —
I've been meaning to write on this topic for a long time... I just keep putting it off...
To begin any project it is important to answer two questions:
1. Is this the best use of my time?
2. What do I need to really "own" what I’m trying to accomplish?
Procrastination usually happens because we don’t have enough information about what we are trying /wanting to do and how to do it. One way to rein-in procrastination is to trick your "procrastination brain" by… Continue
Added by Sharon Sayler on October 31, 2008 at 8:39pm —
The world's population is growing at a rapid pace and we still haven't learned to get along.
There is such intolerance for other points of view whether it be religion, politics or even how to raise your kids.
Some have even termed the problem "culture wars" where there is a clash of competing ideologies.
On the positive side, a number of people have created agencies and programs to further partnership and collaboration in order… Continue
Added by Dr. Maynard Brusman, Consulting Psychologist & Executive/Career Coach on October 31, 2008 at 8:36am —
I was honored to be asked to read a portion of Michael's new book, The Think Big Revolution, so I knew that this site was in the making. The draft blew me away. The thought of yet another cyber- community... not so much. I was absolutely wrong. This site, this community and the energy that is already being created, leaves me almost breathless. As I travel through my life, I am often the "coach", the "expert", the "finder of solutions - and sometimes missing socks". I am blessed with great… Continue
Added by Megan McKenzie on October 30, 2008 at 6:59pm —
Just like real estate's saying: location, location, location... business is relationship, relationship, relationship. Actually, everything in life is based on relationships.
Relationships need to be built on a solid foundation of trust. People buy from people they like and trust. If you don't have trust, it doesn't matter how well you've drafted your plan, or what you're offering. If a potential client doesn't trust you, your foundation is built on shifting sands.
Added by Sharon Sayler on October 30, 2008 at 6:06pm —
It’s time we all stop denying we are aging and learn and practice what we have to do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all the phases of life.The first step is to learn to accept, appreciate and honor the wisdom, depth of experience and potential for becoming a whole, authentic person as we age. It’s time to stop feeling bad about our age!
Added by Joyce Dillon on October 30, 2008 at 4:06pm —
No - I didn’t write it wrong. Have you noticed that kindness invokes happiness for both the giver and the receiver? It’s a wonderful feeling to perform a kind act for a friend, loved one or stranger. The more you give of yourself to others – the happier you are going to feel. Let’s think BIG about what we can do each day for someone we come into contact with. Happiness must be shared! Share your thoughts and happy experiences every day! This is your chance to put a smile on someone’s face.
Added by Debbie O'Grady on October 30, 2008 at 11:16am —
I know it's working because this site was given to me. I have made a commitment to change my thinking and think bigger than I can even imagine right now. To that end, I have chosen to read. Last night I read the book Fish. It was a quick read, I read it in two hours and I am a slow reader. What did I get out of that book? Well, even the mundane can be exciting if you allow it.
I find myself wondering how can I create products or develop a program when I am energized by people. For me… Continue
Added by Lia Allen on October 30, 2008 at 10:35am —
When we know we must fulfill the promises we make, by necessity we are forced to harness our own energy to that end, to ensure we are capable of doing what we say we’ll do. That’s not the same thing as making easy promises or promising things that are easy for us to fulfill.
To promise in comfort is not to promise (there are exceptions to this rule but don't use them as excuses)
Bring on the discomfort by making your promises public, for others to hear and see, only then… Continue
Added by Michael Port on October 30, 2008 at 9:30am —
The moment I decided to go bluewater sailboat cruising stands out clearly in my mind. I was standing on a Southern California bluff staring out at the Pacific Ocean, still a little bit in shock. It was the afternoon of my father’s funeral; he had died young at 63, after a brief and losing battle with cancer
I was 29 years old, and had acquired many of my father’s Type A traits. Following his example, I had propelled myself along the rail tracks of the American Dream of professional… Continue
Added by Trish Lambert on October 29, 2008 at 9:46pm —
Why? Because I just found out that the IRS owes me 10 grand. Can someone say, Yahoo! I feel like I just found a $10,000 bill in my pocket. Drinks are on me!!!
Added by Michael Port on October 29, 2008 at 2:24pm —
Pay Attention to the Present Moment
I was asked by a writer for Time Magazine to comment as a workplace expert on an interview she conducted with a well known Indian "business guru". Swami Parthasarathy was quoted in Time's October 29, 2007 issue stating that "Work can never tire you! What tires you are your worries about the past and anxieties about the future." The philosopher's point of view makes a lot of sense. My major comment was that sometimes you also have to help the… Continue
Added by Dr. Maynard Brusman, Consulting Psychologist & Executive/Career Coach on October 29, 2008 at 8:00am —
Are you one of those people who wonders how to get over the block of not being able to manifest money, and therefore not being able to purchase things you desire? Well, congratulations… you just manifested this wonderful tool to help you out.
The entire meditation should take at least 15 minutes, and be done every day if you want to reap profound results in attracting prosperity…
The Billion Dollar Meditation
I got this in my email today and did an early morning… Continue
Added by zannie rose on October 29, 2008 at 5:10am —
When I grew up it was often said "Learn to compromise, you will be happier". Now, while I agree it does not always serve your purpose to take a stand of resistance just to be resistant...I do not agree in compromising to make peace. I see it as the slippery slope that can take away your ability to make clear decisions and stand for what is important to you.
Now, I am first to admit I am not infallible and leave my ego at the door. I know that we are here to think big and stretch each… Continue
Added by Michele Price on October 28, 2008 at 11:09pm —
Sometimes a character from a movie just utters a great line that makes you stop and think…
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."
Who are you? What do you stand for? More importantly, how do you show what you stand for to the world? One of the basic premises of the Book Yourself Solid System is to know who you are, what you do and why you do it. Its a basic premise of life too.
So, why is it important to know who you are,… Continue
Added by Sharon Sayler on October 28, 2008 at 9:39pm —
Organizations today are faced with skyrocketing healthcare costs, fierce global competition, and economic uncertainty. Cutting-edge organizations in an increasingly flat world are looking for a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Truly innovative organizational leaders now recognize that the key to success lies in their own workforce and that employee health and well-being and organizational performance are inextricably linked. Visionary leaders are creating cultures that engage the… Continue
Added by Dr. Maynard Brusman, Consulting Psychologist & Executive/Career Coach on October 28, 2008 at 7:00am —
I am commited to serving the educational sector as their Think Big Champion. I believe transformational leaders that serve as school administrators can change a class, a school, a community and a world. It may take byte sized pieces but I believe. Business Leaders and School Administrators are collaborators. I am just as concerned about engaged customers and team members as I am about engaged principles, teaches and students.
Revolution name to… Continue
Added by Stephanie Oden on October 27, 2008 at 10:32pm —
As part of thinking big, I am also working on enjoying what I have accomplished. I may not be at the level I want to be yet, but I have accomplished a lot and grown as a person. We should all be proud of ourselves and our accomplishments!!
Added by Julie Barnes on October 27, 2008 at 6:30pm —
It's time to raise my prices. Why? Because I am worth more. I know more than I did a year ago. I have more experience than I did a year ago. I am more skilled in how I offer what I do.
So what's stopping me?
It's not about time
I have a web designer friend who sometimes says, "But it only took me an hour to do that." And I have to remind her to think what the value of her design is to her client. How many years it will be in place. How much… Continue
Added by Cara Lumen on October 27, 2008 at 3:17pm —
There is a great deal of exciting research in the area of happiness including findings from positive psychology, brain physiology, appreciative inquiry, and emotional intelligence.
A great deal of my executive coaching work with clients is informed by focusing on clients strengths and improving emotional intelligence and social intelligence. Positive psychology and appreciative inquiry focus on what is right with people and organizations leveraging strengths for achieving success.… Continue
Added by Dr. Maynard Brusman, Consulting Psychologist & Executive/Career Coach on October 27, 2008 at 1:00pm —